January 23, 2018

WORLD: Volcanic Eruptions, Massive Earthquakes Show Pacific Ring Of Fire Is Active With 9 Volcanoes Erupting Simultaneously. 😦

dutchsinse published on 1/23/2018 -- West Pacific gone silent + 9 volcanoes erupting simultaneously

dutchsinse published on 1/23/2018 -- Very large M7.9 (M8.3) Earthquake in Alaska -- West coast USA on watch

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SunStar Network News, Philippines
written by Staff
Wednesday January 24, 2018

VOLCANIC eruptions and earthquakes in Asia and Alaska indicate that the Pacific Ring of Fire is active, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) noted. In a post on Twitter, UNISDR took note of the eruption of Mayon Volcano in the Philippines and Mount Kusatsu-Shirane in Japan, the magnitude 6 earthquake that struck Java Island in Indonesia Tuesday night, and the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning in Alaska.

In the Philippines, more than 70,000 individuals have fled the 8-kilometer extended danger zone of Mayon Volcano in Legazpi City, Albay as it continued to spew lava fountains that have generated pyroclastic flows headed to gullies and rivers within 4 kilometers from the summit.

As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, January 24, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said a total of 18,372 families or 71,373 persons were affected in 54 barangays in the municipalities/cities of Bacacay, Camalig, Guinobatan, Ligao City, Daraga, Tabaco City, Malilipot, Santo Domingo (Libog), and Legazpi City in Albay.

Of the total, 14,483 families or 55,068 persons are staying in 59 designated evacuation centers while 1,395 families or 6,165 persons are served outside the centers.

In Indonesia, a villager in Lebak district near the quake’s epicenter died of electrocution when his house collapsed.

At least 20 people were injured, including eight students at a school where a roof collapsed, while more than 330 buildings were damaged in Lebak alone. A mosque and a public health center were reportedly flattened.

In Japan, 12 people, including eight soldiers, skiing on the slopes of Mount Kusatsu-Shirane were injured Tuesday by flying rocks during a sudden eruption, officials said. One soldier later died.

The eruption quickly darkened the ski slope with black ash, as volcanic rocks rained down on gondolas and people skiing down the slopes, sending them desperately seeking shelter at a mountaintop station.

In Alaska, the powerful earthquake that struck beneath the Gulf of Alaska early Tuesday generated a tsunami that gauges show as very small at 0.7 of a foot at Old Harbor, Alaska. The alerts were called off later.

The Pacific Ring of Fire is a u-shaped area along the edges of the Pacific Ocean that hosts a string of volcanoes and a large seismic fault system. (MVI/SunStar Philippines/AP)

Inquistr News
written by Ellainie Calangian
Tuesday January 23, 2018

The “Ring of Fire,” which is a horseshoe-shaped geological disaster area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, is now on alert as volcanic eruptions struck the Philippines and Japan. Meanwhile, Alaska and Indonesia were hit by strong earthquakes.

According to United States Geological Survey, over half of the world’s active volcanoes located above the ground are situated in this ring, which is comprised of about 452 volcanoes. This ring is linked with a series of volcanic arcs, oceanic trenches, volcanic belts, and plate movements. It is also known as the circum-Pacific belt.

In this ring faulty system, the earthquakes occur when the plates subside beneath each other. Once this happened, the sea could generate tsunamis, according to Fox News.

The massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit off the coast of Alaska on Tuesday had caused tsunami alerts across the U.S. West Coast and some parts of Mexico. Indonesia was also struck by a 5.3 magnitude quake. There were damages reported including about 130 buildings and a number of people injured. Another earthquake with a 3.7 magnitude also hit off the coast of Honokaa in Hawaii just after the quake in Kodiak Island in Alaska.

In the Philippines, thousands of people evacuated the surrounding areas of Mayon Volcano that erupted fiercely and spewed lava and ashes. Mayon Volcano is known for its perfect cone and considered the most active volcano in the Philippines. It erupted three times on Tuesday and is now on alert level four on the scale of five.
Quintin Velardo, a resident near the Mayon Volcano, compared the eruption to an airplane that is about to land. He and his family could not sleep because of its loud rumblings. He also took his family to a nearby evacuation center for safety on Tuesday.

Mount Kusatsu-Shirane in Japan also suddenly erupted on Tuesday and triggered an avalanche. It is reported that 12 people, mostly soldiers, were injured while skiing on the slopes of the volcano. Among the eight soldiers, one had died from his injuries, according to Express.

The tsunami watches in some parts of the United States including California, Oregon, Washington State, and Hawaii were lifted. Meanwhile, no tsunami threat is reported in Japan.

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